scarcity

scarcity
noun
1. (shortage) 
The scarcity of jobs after the recession caused an increase in the crime rate.La escasez de trabajos después de la recesión provocó un aumento en la tasa de crimen.
Excessive reliance on coal and oil have led to thecurrent scarcity of natural resources.La dependencia excesiva en el carbón y el petróleo ha dado paso a la actual carestía de recursos naturales.
2. (rarity) 
a. la rareza (F) 
This old stamp is very valuable due to its scarcity.Esta estampilla antigua es muy valiosa debido a su rareza.
scarcity
Noun
1. (general) 
a. la escasez (F) 
scarcity [ˈskɛəsɪtɪ]
noun
(shortage) [of money, food, resources] escasez (f); carestía (f); [of doctors, teachers] escasez (f)
the scarcity of the metal there is a scarcity of good artists today
modifier
scarcity value (n)
it has scarcity value tiene valor por lo escaso que es
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